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CBS
Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST
white house and making their points clear. there's also this need on the part of this administration to regroup for a new four years. where is that and who are the key players that may be switching? >> well, the key player is obama. and this is -- i keep saying we're in the obama era. we're not in the john boehner era. we're not in whoever's going to be secretary of state or secretary of defense. and he's got to set the table in a way that not only works but communicates to the world there is a coherent leadership here that can get things done and how it exactly gets done i don't think makes that much difference. it's just got to be done. and if we run off the cliff, i mean i hate this term but the repercussions -- >>> primatene mist used to be america's top asthma medicine. now 1 million are gathering dust in a california warehouse. we'll tell you why and how that could change on capitol hill. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by keep medicare and social security strong for generations to come. and soc
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
, president obama joined the holiday mood. but earlier, visiting a middle class virginia family, he threatened that congress could ruin the christmas season. if it doesn't act, the administration says, middle class tax bills will increase by $2,000. >> we're in the midst of the christmas season. i think the american people are counting on this getting solved. the closer it gets to the brink, the more stress there is going to be. >> reporter: what may raise the stress level even further is the promise that both the president and treasury secretary geithner has made. that is, if tax rates don't rise for top earners, there will be no deal. >> i'm not going to sign any taxes that somehow prevents the top rates from going up for folks at the top 2%. >> if that happens, if there's no agreement, economist mark zandi told a congressional hearing it would be bad news. >> if we go over the cliff and there's no change after that, we hit the gdp in 2013 will be 3.5 percentage points. the economy is growing two percentage point. subtract 3 1/2 and that is a severe recession. >> reporter: republi
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
hikes and spending cuts. >> with just 27 days to go, republicans are not talking with the obama administration and the president is only talking on tv. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. yesterday at the white house there were vague references to conversations about the the fiscal cliff with congress iion republicans. i can confirm this morning through my sources here at the white house and on capitol hill that there were no substantive conversations or negotiations yesterday at all. no formal e-mails, to conversations, nothing. house speaker boehner's countdown led to the lighting of the capitol hill christmas tree last night. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: but washington is counting down this month to the dark unknown of the fiscal cliff. >> thanks for having me. >> reporter: on his first view sbr interview on the fiscal cliff, he rejected john boehner's proposal. >> unfortunately the speaker's proposal is out of balance. >> reporter: raising taxes on households earning more than $250,000. >> we'll have to see the
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